The Australian arts industry benefits everyone, but for too long fossil corporations have bought social license by putting their logo on events and galleries, extending their life when we need to end fossil fuels forever.
In late 2020, Energy Minister Angus Taylor visited Empire Energy’s fracking site in the Northern Territory. He wasn’t the Minister responsible for the issue so we decided to take a closer look at his connections to the company.
In March 2020, the Government appointed a so-called ‘Covid Commission’ that was stacked with fossil fuel company executives and gas “kingmakers” whose vision for Australia was for more pipelines and fracking wells.
We set out to find out the extent to which the gas industry in WA holds influence over the WA Government, and the way that is impacting on WA’s approach to climate change.